MANDATE OF IMTECH
To provide integrated research, development and design base for microbial technology.
To undertake basic and applied research and development programmes in established and newly emerging areas of relevant biotechnology including genetic engineering.
To optimise the existing microbial processes currently available and in use in the country.
To develop and maintain gene pool resources and genetic stocks of microbial cultures and other cell lines. This could also serve as a reference centre to assist other centres.
To establish facilities for biochemical engineering, instrumentation development including microprocessor systems, a computer centre and development of mathematical models for process parameters.
To establish facilities for design of process equipment and bioreactors.
To impart training in microbiology, microbial technology and biochemical engineering.
To conduct training and refresher courses for research workers and technologists.
To establish documentation and information retrieval and dissemination facilities and a data bank to meet the needs of the Institute.
To establish and maintain effective linkages with industry and educational institutions.
To develop capabilities for producing design and engineering packages for industrial plants.